Posts Tagged ‘HVAC’

Beat the Heat

Temperatures are going up

Is your HVAC system summer ready? You’ve probably heard the joke that in Florida there are only two seasons: hot and hotter. While this may not be completely true, with summer just around the corner so is the ‘hotter.’ Before that time, take note of some important steps to leverage the best out of your…

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It’s Not The Heat, It’s The Humidity

Humidity and Mold

Did you know that it wasn’t intense heat that spurred the development of the air conditioner – it was humidity? So when we say, ‘it’s the humidity that’s getting to me,’ simply making the air colder may not cut it. We need to find ways to reduce moisture inside our home, because it is not…

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5 Guidelines for Buying a New HVAC System

heating ventilation and air conditioning equipment

It’s said that two of life’s major stressors are buying a home and a car. Well, getting a new HVAC system when you live in Florida is also a pretty big deal. Along with the myriad of choices available in the market today come many questions – what brand, what size, what vendor and… how…

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Critters Can Cause Havoc to HVAC Systems

mouse in the house

“Snakes on a Plane” may be a movie thriller, but lizards in your air conditioning system can be a horror show. Living in Southwest Florida means homeowners contend with a lot of critters: we have 16 kinds of lizards alone, plus snakes, spiders and more. What happens when these creatures crawl into the HVAC system?…

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Going Green with Your AC System | SEER Ratings

While there is still debate about larger issues, like global warming, there is no question that supporting the trend of ‘going green’ is a good idea when it comes to HVAC systems. Why? Because the newer, more energy efficient systems not only help to conserve our vital resources – they also result in savings on…

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HVAC Duct Cleaning: Service or Scam?

man opening air conditioning filter in ceiling

True or False? A buildup of debris in ductwork and/or a dirty HVAC system can cause your energy bills to go up. True. Your air ducts are one of the largest systems in your home. If they are excessively dirty, or if the ducts are poorly sealed or insulated they are likely contributing to higher…

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